Apple and Google compete, often ferociously, though HTML5 is an area where they’re individually and collectively pushing the envelope. Here’s a small step that underscores the leading roles both companies are playing in building out the future of the internet.
Google has announced a newly improved Compose feature in Gmail for iPad, which is a 100-percent HTML implementation of the search giant’s mobile email application.
Today we’re happy to announce an improved experience for writing emails on Gmail web interface for iPad. When you write an email you’ll now get a big full screen compose window instead of splitting the screen between your inbox and the compose view.”
The new Compose window makes more text visible while removing most distractions, as you can see, by graying out the app in the background. There are also some bug fixes in this iteration of Gmail.
I diddled a bit with this feature and it’s very, very responsive — it feels like a native, installed on my iPad app. And, that’s one of the coolest feature of HTML5 is how smooth it feels compared to other web app technologies.
To give new Gmail for iPad Compose, log into the service using Mobile Safari.
via 9 to 5 Mac